Streets of Gold Leadership Program
Developing "Good News Leaders"
We equip our poor and homeless participants to become Good News Leaders for their peers on the street and community.
They receive encouragement and up-to-date social service information for themselves and then they share the information with their peers on the street.
Workshops are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the JJ North's Country Buffet in Scottsdale. They also learn Inspirational Life Lessons to improve their coping abilities that help them to reach their life plans and goals. Our participants register
from the park at the Once-A-Month Church which reaches out to the poor and homeless in central Phoenix.
Streets of Gold Leadership Program Annual Awards Celebration
On Wednesday, December 12, 2012--14 of our participants with the best attendance were congratulated to take a ride back to the park in a Hummer Limo donated by Limoz Arizona! What a phenomenal surprise!
we had a magnificent total of 264 participants who received encouragement, a higher sense of self-esteem and value to their community in spite of living in poverty. When they arrive with us at the Streets of Gold Leadership Program workshops their "will to live" is very low. Their motivation for job search
and community resources is nearly depleted. They have received so many "no's," that they have quit trying. As they participate
in listening to the Inspirational Life Lessons and receive up-to-date community resources, their hope is restored in themselves and their ability to reach their plans and goals toward healing and self-sufficiency.
We empower participants to transform their own lives and their communities. As their lives are being restored, they are instructed to share what they have learned with their peers. The success of the Streets of Gold Leadership Program continues to multiply through them.
Good News Leaders at Work: 2013
"I've helped a few teens with clothing that was new to the city. Also women with shelter that was in a domestic violence situation." (Peterz)
"I always try to steer people to the services available to put them on track be it showers, clothing, food lines." (Alvin)
"I met one couple from Michigan and I gave them your card and told them where to go to eat everyday. Amen." (Jimmy)
"Most of the people I ran into were fairly new to being homeless so I am a busybody and usually shared resources that I learned of during my time of being homeless." (Jennifer)
"My contacts received meals, shelter, clothes, jobs and showers." (John)
"I thank the Streets of Gold Program for their love of homeless people."(Joseph)
"Helped young man secure employment and offered him encouragement and let him camp with me. He eventually found housing." (Kenneth)
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